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'Enormous Threat' Seen As Authoritarian Rulers Encouraged By Trump 'Enormous Threat' Seen As Authoritarian Rulers Encouraged By Trump
- January 19, 2018

Its executive director, Kenneth Roth , struck out at the US President who he said "displays a disturbing fondness for rights-trampling strongmen". Roth said that Trump has an "insatiable admiration for strongmen" like Russian President Vladimir Putin , Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, and President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines. (more...)
Stoke expect to sign Stafylidis on loan Stoke expect to sign Stafylidis on loan
- January 19, 2018

He is Paul Lambert's first signing as Stoke manager. The 24-year-old will be at the Bet365 Stadium until at least the end of the season. "I think he trained that day, but I never paid too much significance to individual players, it was more just to watch the team train and see what they do". (more...)
Hundreds of flights scrapped as storm shuts Amsterdam's Schiphol airport Hundreds of flights scrapped as storm shuts Amsterdam's Schiphol airport
- January 19, 2018

Falling trees killed two 62-year-old men in the Netherlands, a woman south of the Belgian capital of Brussels, a 59-year-old man camping in the German town of Emmerich and a firefighter in the German town of Bad Salzungen. Nationwide train services and many tram and bus services were halted after the highest weather alert was issued. "My lovely boyfriend is trying to get from Leiden Central to Delft. (more...)
Boil Order Issued for Parts of Metro East Boil Order Issued for Parts of Metro East
- January 19, 2018

Illinois American Water reports this is a result of a temporary drop in water pressure.Customers should bring their water to a rolling boil for 5 minutes before using for drinking or cooking. Boil the water for a one full minute in a clean container. A spokesperson said: 'This boil water advisory will remain in effect until rescinded by Jefferson Parish Water Department or the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. (more...)
Israel apologizes to Jordan over deadly embassy shooting Israel apologizes to Jordan over deadly embassy shooting
- January 19, 2018

Two Jordanians were killed by an Israeli embassy security guard last July in an incident that soured ties and led to the closure of the Israeli embassy in Amman. Jordan maintained that even if the guard had diplomatic immunity that did not mean he could not be punished. A day later, however, the entire embassy staff, including the Israeli ambassador, left the city, together with Moyal after US intervention and a visit to Amman by Shin Bet intelligence chief Nadav Argaman. (more...)
Short Interest in Platform Specialty Products Corporation (PAH) Rises By 14
- January 19, 2018

It has outperformed by 23.50% the S&P500. Platform Specialty Products Corporation is headquartered in Miami, United States. Taking notice on volatility measures, price volatility of stock was 4.14% for a week and 2.82% for a month. Frontier Cap Management Lc has 549,114 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Tracking other technical indicators, the 14-day RSI is presently standing at 63.47, the 7-day sits at 60.71, and the 3-day is resting at 40.46 for Platform Specialty Products Corp (PAH). (more...)
Alleged serial rapist arrested after victim fell out of car: cops
- January 19, 2018

The woman told police she had been victimized, and detectives found Flowers in the vehicle with a handgun. Flowers had picked up a victim near Long Beach Boulevard and Palm Avenue in the "early morning hours", police said. The victims range in age from 15 to 46 years old, Hayes said. Flowers' photograph was not released so that other victims can make a positive identification without being influenced, Hayes said. (more...)
Clark County coroner releases 1 October shooter remains to Paddock's brother Clark County coroner releases 1 October shooter remains to Paddock's brother
- January 19, 2018

He would not say who might be charged or what the charges might be, citing the ongoing investigation. Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Sandra Breault in Las Vegas declined to comment. Stephen Paddock killed himself before police reached him in his room on the 32nd floor of a casino-hotel where he opened fire into an outdoor concert October 1. (more...)
Dingell's guest for Trump: Deported man's wife Dingell's guest for Trump: Deported man's wife
- January 19, 2018

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman said people who violate immigration laws would be arrested, detained and then deported from the U.S.by final order. They rose 37 percent since Trump's inauguration compared with the same period a year earlier. "Mr. Jorge Garcia-Martinez, an unlawfully present citizen of Mexico, was ordered removed by an immigration judge in June 2006", ICE spokesperson Khaalid Walls, told CNN in a statement, later noting that "ICE does not exempt ... (more...)
INX media case: Karti Chidambaram appears before ED INX media case: Karti Chidambaram appears before ED
- January 19, 2018

However, all that has been stated before the ED has been clearly stated in the petitions filed before court", Karti told reporters here. Karti Chidambaram was summoned by the agency to appear before the Investigating officer of the INX media case. (more...)
New Zealand prime minister announces she's pregnant New Zealand prime minister announces she's pregnant
- January 19, 2018

Twenty-seven years ago, then prime minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto gave birth to her daughter Bakhtawar on January, 25 1990, and was reportedly the first modern head of government to give birth while in office. I will make arrangements for appropriate Ministers to act in my other portfolios over the six weeks I am away from Parliament. Knowing that so many parents juggle the care of their new babies, we consider ourselves to be very lucky. (more...)
North and South Korea to field joint ice hockey team North and South Korea to field joint ice hockey team
- January 19, 2018

North Korea said after its last intercontinental ballistic missile launch in November that the test had put the US mainland within range. The United States and Canada, cohost countries, emphasized in their chairpersons' statement that they agreed to strengthen sanctions and continue to apply pressure on Pyongyang, so as to bring North Korea to negotiations on its denuclearization. (more...)
Chris Christie stops at Newark Airport to leave the security check Chris Christie stops at Newark Airport to leave the security check
- January 19, 2018

But a law enforcement official familiar with the encounter tells The Associated Press that an airport police officer and a Transportation Security Administration officer directed them to the regular screening line for all passengers. According to the report, Christie complied with the direction without incident. Chris Christie has only been the ex-governor of New Jersey for two days but he has already felt the loss of at least one perk of the job. (more...)
Cold weather not expected to delay Atlas V launch Cold weather not expected to delay Atlas V launch
- January 19, 2018

You can watch it live on Space.com here , or directly from ULA's YouTube channel . The satellites fly in geostationary orbits, and carry powerful scanning and infrared surveillance gear to track missile launches from orbit. SBIRS GEO Flight 4 mission will mark ULA's 125th mission overall since the company was founded in 2006. A blast of cold air is not expected to stop an Atlas V rocket launch from the Space Coast Thursday night. (more...)
Meryl Streep Accused Of Knowing About Weinstein In LA Street Art Campaign Meryl Streep Accused Of Knowing About Weinstein In LA Street Art Campaign
- January 19, 2018

While Meryl Streep has been a vocal advocate for women coming forward in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, among allegations about other members of the film industry, not all have been in support of the Oscar winning actress. (more...)
Big 12 and Dallas Named Finalist for Future Women's Final Four Big 12 and Dallas Named Finalist for Future Women's Final Four
- January 19, 2018

This year's Men's Final Four will be at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The 2013 and 2015 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championships were also contested at the AAC. Houston is the only city vying for its first chance to host the end of the women's tournament. Dallas served as the site of the 1986 men's championship. (more...)
Gov. Cuomo explains plan to close expected $4.4 billion budget gap Gov. Cuomo explains plan to close expected $4.4 billion budget gap
- January 19, 2018

The impact of the federal tax bill on the state budget has not been determined. The tax overhaul Trump signed in December caps a deduction for state and local taxes at $10,000-the deduction was previously unlimited-which may increase the federal tax liability for many homeowners in high-tax states such as NY and New Jersey. (more...)
President Trump's Physician Says He's In Excellent Health President Trump's Physician Says He's In Excellent Health
- January 19, 2018

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., angrily criticized Nielsen's comments, telling her during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing: "Your silence and your amnesia is complicity". Speaking to reporters Monday, Durbin said, "I don't know that changing the word from "hole" to "house" changes the impact", according to video posted by a WBEZ reporter. (more...)
Survey says: Voters like a clean bill to protect DREAMers Survey says: Voters like a clean bill to protect DREAMers
- January 19, 2018

Before Trump burned down that deal, he earned praise on January 9 - even from some unlikely sources - for opening up a bipartisan White House meeting to cameras for almost an hour. "I'm just going to work and work and work to keep the government open", Manchin said earlier this week. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) as well as White House chief of staff John Kelly and senior adviser Stephen Miller expressed reservations about the plan, according to a Washington Post report. (more...)
Lake Calhoun to be renamed Bde Maka Ska
- January 19, 2018

In making their decision, they had to consider whether the county followed a proper public process and whether the name complies with naming conventions. "The history of Calhoun as a political or historical figure is not honored or dignified by Minnesotans now, nor should it ever have been". At least so far as Minnesota is concerned, Lake Calhoun will no longer be called that. (more...)
Republicans scramble to avert government shutdown as deadline nears Republicans scramble to avert government shutdown as deadline nears
- January 19, 2018

When Paul Ryan's spanking new strategy for avoiding a government shutdown on Friday leaked out of the Capitol yesterday, it looked pretty smart. The continuing resolution introduced by the House - which the chamber aims to vote on Thursday - would fund the government through February 16. (more...)
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg urging people to call Congress over DACA Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg urging people to call Congress over DACA
- January 19, 2018

Select "news feed preferences". In a recent post, Adweek outlined a number of solutions on how businesses can best deal with the consequences of Facebook's feed change. In Groups, people often interact around public content. However, consistently posting live videos, perhaps at the same time each week so your audience starts to expect them, will help your reach and engagement. (more...)
Donald Trump ASKED for mental health check amid fears over 'erratic behaviour'
- January 19, 2018

A Republican senator is insisting that President Donald Trump did not use a vulgar term in referring to African countries during a closed-door meeting on immigration that he and five other senators attended last week. Speaking to reporters in his home state , Durbin said Monday he didn't record the conversation between Trump and a bipartisan group of lawmakers last Thursday because visitors are required to check their cell phones before entering the Oval Office. (more...)
No senior debut against Castres as Grobler lines out for Munster A No senior debut against Castres as Grobler lines out for Munster A
- January 19, 2018

On a day of carefully selected words and phrases, Philip Browne , the IRFU chief executive, may regret one particular comment. In recent weeks, much has been made of Munster's decision to sign the former Racing 92 player, who has previously served a two-year ban for substance abuse. (more...)
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham: 'I'm not going to vote' for funding bill Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham: 'I'm not going to vote' for funding bill
- January 19, 2018

NAFTA is a bad joke!" he said , reasserting his position on the trade pact which is now being renegotiated. "You have to figure out why is the fourth [continuing resolution] going to be any different from the second and the third, and I don't know that there's a compelling case for that", Rep. (more...)
Blaze Bernstein's parents speak out about devastating loss of 'gentle soul' Blaze Bernstein's parents speak out about devastating loss of 'gentle soul'
- January 19, 2018

Woodward's parents held hands and sat with a Catholic priest who is a long-time friend of the family. I want that all of us'. She added: 'I want the legal system to work. Authorities said Woodward picked up Bernstein at his parents' home in Lake Forest around 11 p.m. on January 2 and took him to a neighborhood park. Bernstein's parents reported him missing the following day. (more...)
Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett killed in U.S. helicopter crash Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett killed in U.S. helicopter crash
- January 19, 2018

Lt. Elizabeth Armijo of the New Mexico State Police says six people were aboard the helicopter Wednesday evening when it went down in a mountainous area. "#NMSP officers still working to gain information", police tweeted . Three people were found at the site already dead. Raton is 175 miles northeast of Albuquerque. (more...)
Trump accuses Russia in helping North Korea Trump accuses Russia in helping North Korea
- January 19, 2018

BEIJING-China on Wednesday said "Cold War thinking" was behind a meeting of US allies on how to deal with North Korea's nuclear threat, adding that the gathering risks splitting worldwide opinion over the issue. He played down fears of war. Trump said "I'd sit down, but I'm not sure that sitting down will solve the problem". "A lot of good talks are going on right now". (more...)
Ewan sprints to Tour Down Under stage victory Ewan sprints to Tour Down Under stage victory
- January 19, 2018

Germany's Andre Greipel opened his 2018 season in style when he claimed the first stage of the Tour Down Under in the South Australian town of Lyndoch on Tuesday. The trio's lead was allowed to stretch out to over six minutes but after 78km of racing, and after Clarke had taken the second intermediate sprint and bonus seconds to elevate him into the race's virtual leader, both he and Bowden started to slip back into the peloton, leaving Castrillo as the sole leader. (more...)
Lavrov Tells Security Council Iran Nuclear Failure Would Be 'Alarming' Lavrov Tells Security Council Iran Nuclear Failure Would Be 'Alarming'
- January 19, 2018

Trump wants it strengthened with a separate agreement within 120 days. "It also seems to have understood that, when it comes to Iran's future, perhaps the most important role the United States can play is to stop the Iranian regime from preventing such forces from coalescing". (more...)

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